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Mayhem's Early Lead Erased & Fall to Marksmen in Overtime

November 24, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Macon Mayhem News Release

FAYETTEVILLE, NC- Despite getting out to an early 3-0 lead in the game, the Macon Mayhem were defeated 5-4 in overtime by the Fayetteville Marksmen.


The Mayhem got out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period. Jake Trask scored his team-leading seventh goal, assisted by Daniel Gentzler and Vinny Muto, to take the early 1-0 lead. Macon forward Darren McCormick would tack on to make it 2-0 just minutes later. With 8:17 left in the first period, Gustafsson continued the early attack, giving the Mayhem the three-goal lead.

Three goals were scored in the second period, and all of them were scored by the Marksmen, as they stormed back to tie the game up. Max Cook scored at the 7:09 mark of the second period to make it a 3-1 game. Myles McCauley then scored an unassisted goal to decrease the deficit to one. With 22 seconds left in the second period, SPHL scoring-leader Jake Hauswirth scored to tie the game.

The two teams traded goals in the third period, as Fayetteville's John Schiavo started the scoring on the power play. With just over eight minutes left, Stathis Soumelidis scored his fourth goal of the season to tie the game at four apiece. The game would head to overtime, where after an all-out attack by the Mayhem, Max Cook got loose on a breakaway and snuck the puck past Mayhem goaltender Troy Passingham.


With tonight's overtime loss, the Mayhem fall to 6-3-3 overall. They have lost all three overtime games that they have played this season. This is the first loss of any kind when the Mayhem lead after one period, as they are now 4-0-1 when leading after the first period.

The overtime loss marks the first time the Mayhem have blown a two-goal lead and lost in overtime since January 27, 2017 when they lost 3-2 in overtime against the Pensacola Ice Flyers.

Troy Passingham started for the second consecutive game, and he was handed his second overtime loss of the season, falling to 3-0-2. He allowed five goals on 33 shots in the game.

With two more assists tonight, Mayhem center Stephen Pierog is now riding a four-game point streak. Over the four games, Pierog has two goals, six assists and eight points.


Macon Mayhem: 6-3-3 (15 points)

Fayetteville Marksmen: 4-7-1 (9 points)


The Mayhem play one more game on the weekend, as they return home for a Saturday night matchup against the Knoxville Ice Bears.

Single game tickets are on sale through the Macon Coliseum Box Office or at ticketmaster.com.

For information on group tickets and ticket plans, visit MaconMayhem.com or call the Mayhem Front Office at (478) 803-1592.

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